Sixty-five undergraduate students (46 women) from the University of British Columbia participated in the “Restaurant Experience Study” in exchange for a course credit. The experiment was run in small groups of no more than four people per session. Each session was randomly assigned to one of the four noise conditions. Upon arrival, participants were asked to take one of the four available desks, which were strategically placed on the arc of a semicircle. Two stereophonic speakers on stands were positioned in the center of the circle, so that all desks were equidistant to the speakers. For the high-, moderate-, and low-noise conditions, the noise level was measured using a sound-level meter before each session and was kept constant (≈85 dB, 70 dB, or 50 dB; variation due to changes in noise content was approximately ±3 dB) at each desk. The setup was identical for the control condition, except that no noise soundtrack was played.
These results were first made public on May 20, 2015; peer-reviewed conference paper published October 13, 2015.
When studying at higher levels of school and throughout college, you will likely be asked to prepare research papers. A research paper can be used for exploring and identifying scientific, technical and social issues. If it's your first time writing a research paper, it may seem daunting, but with good organization and focus of mind, you can make the process easier on yourself. Writing a research paper involves four main stages: choosing a topic, researching your topic, making an outline, and doing the actual writing. The paper won't write itself, but by planning and preparing well, the writing practically falls into place. Also, try to avoid plagiarism.
If you have time and opportunity, show it to your instructor to revise. Otherwise, you may estimate it yourself.
The Society for Artistic Research (SAR) publishes the triannual Journal for Artistic Research (JAR),   an international, online, open access , and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication, and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines and it runs the Research Catalogue (RC),    a searchable, documentary database of artistic research, to which anyone can contribute.
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